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Thieves steal gumball machine from bakery

Thieves steal gumball machine from bakery

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Thieves stole an unusual item from a Gwinnett County bakery Wednesday morning.

The burglary happened at La Promesa Bakery in the Norcross Center shopping center on South Norcross Tucker Road. Police said the suspects smashed a glass door to gain access to the building.

The bakery owner told police the suspects stole the business's gumball machine. No other items were immediately reported missing.

The incident is under investigation.

Former armored car service employee charged with theft

Former armored car service employee charged with theft

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators believe a theft suspect dressed as an employee of an armored car company in order to steal a deposit.

The suspect is accused of taking more than $63,000. Gwinnett County Police said he dressed in a Dunbar uniform and claimed a deposit from Dineros Envios on South Norcross Tucker Road on Feb. 23.

Dunbar employees reviewed security footage from the business and identified the suspect as 35-year-old Marcus Trombetta, a former employee who left the company in 2008. Employees also recognized the vehicle Trombetta drove to and from the scene -- a black 2001 Mercedes passenger car that he used when employed at Dunbar. A victim identified Trombetta in a photo lineup.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said the suspect knew Dunbar's appropriate pick-up schedule, and even signed a logbook for the deposit.

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Interstate 20 will bear the brunt of this weekend's roadwork, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Drivers are asked to avoid nonessential travel on I-20, as road projects will require lane closures that will likely result in delays.

A number of surface streets will also be impacted by construction crews.

As always, all work is weather permitting. Get this weekend's forecast.

Cobb/Fulton counties: I-285
2 northbound lanes will be closed between Bolton and South Atlanta roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Coweta County: I-85
1 southbound lane will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Possible case of TB investigated at DeKalb Co. elementary school

Possible case of TB investigated at DeKalb Co. elementary school

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County health officials are now investigating a possible case of tuberculosis at a local elementary school.

They have not said whether a child or adult had TB at Brockett Elementary in Tucker, but they are now testing over 100 staff and students for the disease.

Health officials say will continue to monitor those individuals.

School remains in session as scheduled as the investigation continues.

Emory, WellStar in talks to create unified health system

Emory, WellStar in talks to create unified health system

ATLANTA -- WellStar Health System and Emory University have begun formal discussions about the possibility of creating a new, unified health system.

WellStar spokesperson Tyler Pearson said the new system would be formed by combining Emory Healthcare and WellStar Health System. Discussions will continue for next 45 days, with a goal of creating an environment with the best of both community-based care and academic medicine.

"Our shared vision is to design one of the best health systems in the nation to serve local communities, the state of Georgia and beyond," WellStar Health System CEO Reynold J. Jennings said in a release. "The new system will be one of the most innovative and transformational healthcare systems in the industry."

A multi-step design process for the new health system will take about a year to complete.